Stream Deck & OBS-FTL [Beam]

Fixing OBS-FTL Stream Deck plugin issue

OBS-FTL will recognize the Stream Deck after these adjustments:
[Tested with OBS Studio 18.0.1 & FTL 0.9.4]

  • Install the Stream Deck software
  • Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\obs-studio\obs-plugins\64bit
  • Move the plugins below to C:\Program Files (x86)\OBS Studio – FTL\obs-plugins\64bit [or wherever you installed it]
    • StreamDeckPlugin.dll
    • concrt140.dll
    • msvcp140.dll
    • ucrtbase.dll
    • vccorlib140.dll
    • vcruntime140.dll
  • Open OBS-FTL and confirm, under Tools, that it is installed

Although I recommend you have the latest plugins by downloading the Stream Deck software, if you are having issues finding the dlls – download and extract this zip.

If you’re still having issues, let me know on Discord or Twitter.

Control HUE lights, robots and what now?

 

So yeah, the Stream Deck is pretty awesome and I’ll be messing with it more throughout the year. In the meantime, time to save up for that other LCD keyboard. =X

Interactive 2.0 streams on Beam

Yes, interactive 2 is out! Woo! So what’s next? Well, here lies some of the streams Streamer Spectrum & myself will be doing this year…

And although we are swamped with projects at the moment, feel free to hop onto our Discord to go over your idea – we might be able to help!

[If you’d rather watch instead of read, check out this video.]

More interactive robot streams

  • Timed robot missions, per viewer, with leaderboards and prizes
  • Battlebots style fighting: viewer vs viewer while other viewers (audience) can control hazards [team play]
  • Defective robot battles: where you have to attack and knock each other off an arena using badly designed robots
  • Puzzles where viewers control the course while other viewers objective is to make the robot go from point A to point B safely [team play]
  • Rocket League with robots: viewers control the goalkeeper, striker & traps on the field [weekly tournaments]
  • Robot racing
  • Augmented reality trickery: where the robots appear to be something else on screen (give viewers control to change the appearance of the robot, customize weapons [as a team], using in-chat currency obtained by staying in chat or via GameWisp tier level subscription, and attack AR enemies & collect AR powerups)

greater Interactive games

  • Viewers will be able to pass the controller, via queued command, and take turns trying new games
  • Teams will be made up of viewers, then face off against each other for a chance to be on the leaderboard and win prizes
  • Challenges will be set for a game where viewers need to complete an objective (and an Xbox achievement will be obtained)
  • Challenges where we assign strange objectives, like having the streamers use a DDR mat to go against the viewers (streamers can be against each other as well)
  • Mixed reality VR gaming: where viewers control aspects of the headset or the game
  • Viewers will visually glitch out the game to distract the streamers while they attempt to beat the game
  • Having viewers control aspects of the game by voice via Discord

funky Camera tricks

  • Spot the difference: where the lights go out and something changes (the viewers need to alter the camera angle to find the difference)
  • Viewers and streamer maze coop: where viewers will have guide real life person through a maze by changing the camera angle, unlocking doors and alter the environment
  • Home alone: where viewers have to protect the house in question from a real life actor by moving security cameras and setting off traps

moarrr Interactive cartoons

  • Loosely scripted cartoon with a plot, where viewers control scene changes and objects while I move around the character and the voice-over actor(s) improvise to adapt to the changes
  • Typical web show, but the people talking are shown as active cartoon characters

Creative stuff

  • Interactive music streams where viewers create hopefully-tolerable music

Future streams on Beam

Interactive 2 grants the ability to turn any stream into a game in itself, granting unique experiences and endless possibilities to people all around the world; the ability to see who is pressing what brings closer viewer engagement and grouped controls allow random viewers to join together.

I think you’ll be seeing a lot of crazier streams real soon.

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Creators update, Beam & Interactive

If you just installed the Creators update for Windows 10 and plan on streaming to Beam, I recommend using some form of interactive controls – whether it be sound presses or real life robot maneuvers!

These interactive controls take advantage of Beam’s sub-second video latency, allowing crazy fucking streams that were not possible before due to technical limitations; I suggest taking advantage of this.

Here are just some of the tools available to get you started:
(If you need assistance, hop on the Streamer Spectrum Discord and yell!)

Keep in mind, interactive 2 is coming out soon and will grant the ability to do even crazier shit (more information can be found here).

Use the keyboard shortcuts below to get around quicker:
(These can be customized in Game bar settings.)

  • Open Game bar  |  Win + G
  • Start/pause broadcast  |  Win + Alt + B
  • Show camera in broadcast  |  Win + Alt + W
  • Microphone on/off  |  Win + Alt + M
  • Record that  |  Win + Alt + G
  • Start/stop recording  |  Win + Alt + R
  • Show recording timer  |  Win + Alt + T
  • Take screenshot  |  Win + Alt + PrtScrn

Hope these tools & tricks help – see you on Beam!
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